The Open Business Creative Commons

By SamuelRose, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

The Open Business Creative Commons describes itself as:

a platform to share and develop innovative Open Business ideas- entrepreneurial ideas which are built around openness, free services and free access. The two main aims of the project are to build an online resource of innovative business models, ideas and tools, and to publish an OpenBusiness Guidebook.

The Opt-in Commons

By JimBenson, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

In urban planning there are several examples of commons being created on privately owned land. This site from the City of New York catalogs privately owned public space throughout the city.

The Peer-Production/Wisdom of Crowds Debate contd.

By SamuelRose, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

The Possibilities of "Synergizing" (a framework for doing more with less)

By SamuelRose, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

[via P2P Foundation Weblog]

A set of dilemmas that I face, and that I presume a lot of other people face, in collaborating and cooperating online are:

The Production of Space

By Brian Ohanlon, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

The Selfish Gene and memes

By mikelove, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

Jerry Coyne of the Times Online wrote an article Thirty years of the Selfish Gene reviewing some of Dawkins ideas. It covers a little bit of Dawkins' explanation for how selfish genes can bring about cooperative behavior:

The Shifting Hub

By SamuelRose, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

A new study by the New England Complex Science Institute looks at the stability of highly connected "hubs" in social networks(quoted from NECSI Press release):

The Wisdom of (Gamer) Crowds

By Howard Rheingold, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

Henry Jenkins has summarized and commented on other's posts about the use of online games to aggregate the judgements of populations. In the process, Jenkins uses his commentary to make distinctions between "the wisdom of crowds" and "collective intelligence:"

Thomas Friedman: Interview on Trends in the Middle East

By JimBenson, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

Via Allan Cady

Thomas Friedman is interviewed on NPR by Terry Gross on current social and political developments. Friedman provides some interesting insight on potential future cooperation in the region.

Tracking the Bulls in the China Shop

By JimBenson, 10 years 31 weeks ago.

I have been thinking a bit about commons and elements that work contrary to them.  Cooperative ecosystems are often polluted by by people who are ignorant of the ecosystem, out for personal gain or outright hostile  This can take the form of things like anti-competitive practices in capitalism, resource hoarding in collectivism, or general rule bending / breaking for other systems. Like a bull in a china shop, their actions can be based on their aggressive behavior or simply by their unconscious movements.

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